Tuesday, 25 December 2018

The Battle for the Young (Episode 2)

The time of the youth is the prime  time in anyone's life. It is a great privilege to be young. Many old people do envy the youth. They wish they could return to being youth again; and that is why they try to do whatever they can, to look young. Unfortunately,being young comes only once in a lifetime. No one can be young more than once. As a lady,you cannot be "sweet sixteen" more than once. Once you pass the age of sixteen, it is clear that you can never be sixteen again. However the time of youth is also the period of making choices. And the choices at this prime time of life are such that make indelible marks on one's life & destiny. There is a battle going on in this world concerning young people & it's all about influencing their choices. Choices that will mark your life out for greatness & glory are made when you are young. If you meet an accomplished old man,prosperous & celebrated,enjoying the care of his equally successful children, it did not just happen somewhere in his old age. It is the product of a series of wise choices that he made in his teens & twenties. On the other hand,choices that will predispose you to perpetual defeat & failure are also made when you are young. Whatever wrong things we see in an old man today,most likely happened because of the choices he made when he was young. If you see an old woman whose marriage is scattered & she is pushed between one man & another, it is not likely to be due to choices she made when she has become that old. She laid the foundation to be that kind of woman when she was young. The unfortunate thing about these choices is that whether they were made consciously or unconsciously,they are often irreversible. The time of youth is not only one of making choices; it is also the time for laying the foundation for every aspect of future life. It is at this time that you lay the foundation for your career in life,your marriage & your destiny. In fact,everything that you will become in life is being founded now in the time of your youth. It is the time of tremendous strength & energy,a time of freshness. It is the time all your nerves & instincts are seeking the strongest expression. The direction you 'plough' them now that you are young,determines the destination you will 'reap' in the years ahead. This time of your youth is a very crucial time that determines what happens for the rest of your life. The time of one's youth is also the time of warfare. This is when you pitch your tent on whichever side you choose in the battle of life. And you either choose God or Satan. It is in this period of your life when you're  called 'the youth' that you make that choice. God is out,mercifully looking for you,so that you will make Him your choice; but the devil is also fighting hard, to make sure he has you on his side. That is why the counsel of the word of God to everyone who is a youth is;
so remember your creator in the days of your youth,before the difficult days come,and the years draw near when you will say, "I have no pleasure in them";(Eccl.12:1(NET)

If you overcome in this battle now that you are young & make the Lord your choice,you will always overcome in every sphere of your life.

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